The Springfield Art Association (SAA) has been a leader in promoting and supporting the visual arts in the greater Springfield community for more than 95 years. Founded in 1909 by local community members, the “Amateur Art Study Club” was formally incorporated in 1913 and presented with the deed to Edwards Place, a 4,200 square foot Italianate mansion which the Club used as its permanent home. Since 1915, the SAA was expanded into an art center encompassing 7 separate structures on 5 acres of tree-shaded grounds in the heart of historic Enos Park. In addition to maintaining and operating Edwards Place historic home, the Association maintains a Gallery of Art, a School of Art offering classes and workshops year round for youth and adults and the Michael Victor II Art Library. Annually, the SAA serves more than 94,000 persons with quality visual arts programs and services.